Wednesday, October 16, 2013

15 CHESVAN 5774, 19 OCTOBER 2013: VAYEIRA

n a Nutshell

Vayeira in a Nutshell:
Gen 18:1 - 22:24

G‑d reveals Himself to Abraham three days after the first Jew’s circumcision at age ninety-nine; but Abraham rushes off to prepare a meal for three guests who appear in the desert heat. One of the three—who areangels disguised as men—announces that, in exactly one year, the barren Sarah will give birth to a son. Sarah laughs.  

Vayeira in a Nutshell, Chabad.org


Thought for the Week:

Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness, who seek the LORD: Look to the rock from which you were hewn and to the quarry from which you were dug. Look to Abraham your father and to Sarah who gave birth to you in pain. (Isaiah 51:1-2)

Abraham's Prayer | FFOZ | The Weekly eDrash



Vayeira: Abraham's Struggle With Loyalty

What was Abraham thinking as he walked up the mountain to slaughter his long-awaited son? How could Abraham be disloyal to his own paternal responsibilities and betray Isaac? In this video, we explore Abraham’s struggle during the Binding of Isaac through his brief but rich conversation with his son. In so doing, we expose an added element of the test in the command to slaughter his son and uncover a new perspective of Abraham’s greatness.